1873 Revolver Input
Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:24 PM
Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:36 PM
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:07 PM
The only time you'd load five is when you're carrying in a holster or not actively shooting it. For a range gun it's perfectly safe to load all six chambers while shooting.
The purpose of keeping the hammer over an empty chamber while carrying it or in a holster is so that the hammer doesn't impact the primer if the hammer is inadvertently struck by something.
That said, I say that Uberti revolver in the Bass Pro ad and thought it would be fun to own. I've been looking for an American Western Arms Ultimate 1873 for years now with no success. I'm also dreaming about a Cimarron Evil Roy with a plain barrel (no printing stamped into it). Just no money until I find a new job.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:45 AM
The last time I was at Gat Guns they had several Cattlemans imported under various names to try out. If you can make it there then you should check them out.
You can also always check out Ruger. I have a Blackhawk that I love, but it's a bit heavy. The post-2006 Vaquero is the same size as an 1873, but has a transfer bar mechanism designed into it from the get-go. I wanted the four clicks/stop when the cylinder is aligned with the loading gate. The Blackhawk doesn't have this, so you have to hold the cylinder while loading and unloading. I'm not sure about the Vaquero, but I think it's the same way? I've also read that you can remove a pawl on the Vaquero that allows it to rate in either direcrion. Perhaps some of the cowboy shooters can ellaborate.
Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:13 AM
Edited by r4ndy, 15 July 2017 - 06:14 AM.
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